But I’m already coming up with new years resolutions. I actually kept quite a few of them this year. I didn’t bite my fingernails (much). I stuck with Weight Watchers (and have now lost 32.5lbs since my birthday – my current aim is to lose 3 stone, 42lbs, by my next birthday, which is November 29th)
Some, however, I failed at. I didn’t read anywhere near as many books as I wanted to, or watch as many films. I didn’t comment on as many blogs or write as many blog posts of my own. I wonder at the worth of keeping this site running sometimes, but I think I will, even if I aminfrequent at posting and even less frequently read.
At the moment, as I sit in the 35 degree heat on the last day of my holiday, contemplating the busiest time of the year for people who work where I do – universities, schools – anywhere that works around an academic calendar really, I wonder what the remaining four months of the year will bring.
From Monday, I have access to Guild Wars. On Tuesday, patch 5.0.4 hits, and with it talent changes, quality of life changes and so much more. The latest TF2 patch, Mann vs Machine is great fun, and one of my best friends has rented a server which I am welcome to play on.
I’m still running old content until the release of Pandaria, and will continue to do so once we’re in the swing of level 90s. I have a huge number of Steam games I love playing, ranging from the fabulously scripted hero Niko of GTA IV to the comedy trio of Trine 2 and everything in between.
But anyway, I ramble. My subscription to Rift was cancelled, as something had to slide, and that was unfortunately it. I will go back to it, one day. Warcraft will always be my main MMO and my primary focus, but I am looking forward to seeing Guild Wars 2 and what it can offer me.
My first character will be a Norn Engineer. Female, of course. I expect from then I may (should the game continue to grip me) move on to an Asura Guardian, a Sylvari Elementalist, a Human Mesmer and a Charr Ranger. I like the Mesmer class but fear the mask thing freaks me out a little too much. But that’s a long way off, so no rush.
In World of Warcraft, my main character will always be Elsen, and in many ways she is never complete, and always perfect. I haven’t quite picked out a pet battle team for her yet, and I saw a helm on a Druid the other day that I think would maybe work with her transmog, but other than that I will continually work on making her awesome. I love those pixels very much, because I’m sad like that.
One of the things I haven’t done, that I really wanted to get done pre Mists, was finish mogging all my 85s. Although Elsen is complete, everyoneidles is just…not quite right. My DK still needs weapons (which both drop from Halls of Reflection), my Mage needs her gloves (first boss Kara) and boots last boss Mechanar). My worgen priest needs just a weapon. My night elf priest needs her full set, as does my Warlock. My paladin has bracers and a belt…but needs 4.5k honor for the rest of her gear. My hunter is missing her bow.
So you know, it’s a bit here and there. The other thing I really wanted to do was to match a title, mount and pet to each of my characters. Not the most worthwhile of activities, but fun, I think!
How much of this will get done before Mists drops is an unknown, I just don’t know. But I’m going to carry on pottering on, enjoying myself and having a bloody good time. Because at the end of the day, that’s really all that matters.